Nizhoni Campground


Nizhoni Campground is located approximately 12 miles north of Blanding, Utah at the foot of the Abajo Mountains at an elevation of 7,000 feet. Towering Ponderosa pines forest the site, offering partial shade; Gambel oaks and sagebrush dot the landscape. Summer temperatures range from 80-90 degrees during the day and 55-65 degrees at night. Mule deer, wild turkeys, Abert's squirrels, and the occasional black bear may be seen in the area. Popular activities include hiking, wildlife viewing, and touring the Abajo Mountains.  A 1.7 mile-long trail near this campground leads to Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings. Do not climb on, deface structures, or remove artifacts. Other attractions in the area include Canyonlands, Arches, and Mesa Verde National Parks, Dark Canyon Wilderness, Edge of the Cedars State Park, Lake Powell, and numerous archaeological sites.There are 21 wheelchair-accessible sites under the shady trees. Two group areas can accomodate up to 100 campers each. Campground not shown on the Forest Service map.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open, water is turned on
Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $10/Night for single unit, $30/group size of 50, $40 for 51-100 campers
Open Season: 5/15/2010 - October
Usage: Light
Best Season: Early Summer, Early Fall
Closest Towns: Blanding
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center:
  • Fire Rings
  • Picnic Tables
  • Potable Water
  • Vault Toilets
  • Group Camping


General Information


From Blanding,Utah, travel north on Highway 191 approximately 2 miles. Turn left on County Road 2191 and go 3/4 mile to stop sign. Turn right on Forest Road 079 and continue approximately 10 miles to the campground on the right side of the road.


21 wheelchair accessible sites


Parking on graveled roads and spurs. Parking limited to RVs 40 feet long or less.


Camping & Cabins

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Group Camping

This campground has two group camping areas, each accomodating up to 100 people.

Fees: $30 for 50 people, $40 for 51-100 people
Reservation required?: Y

Campground Camping

Sleeping ShelterNone
Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line
Fire Information Fire Rings
No. of Sites 25 single site(s), 2 20-50 people group site(s)
No. of Accessible sites 21 of 27

Nature Viewing

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Camping trailer
Accessible 21 sites
Picnic tables
Tent camping
Interpretive Site
Drinking water
Areas & Activities


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